bacchant

bacchant

[bak-uhnt, buh-kant, -kahnt]
noun, plural bacchants, bacchantes [buh-kan-teez, -kahn-] .
1.
a priest, priestess, or votary of Bacchus; bacchanal.
2.
a drunken reveler.
adjective
3.
inclined to revelry.

Origin:
1690–1700; < Latin bacchant- (stem of bacchāns, present participle of bacchārī to revel). See Bacchus, -ant

bacchantic, adjective
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bacchant (ˈbækənt)
 
n , pl bacchants, bacchantes
1.  a priest or votary of Bacchus
2.  a drunken reveller
 
[C17: from Latin bacchāns, from bacchārī to celebrate the bacchanalia]

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